10 Best Compact SUVs for Families in 2018

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Here Are the Top Contenders for the U.S. News Best Compact SUV for Families Award

If you are planning to buy a new compact SUV for your family this year, the following models are the best choices on the market. We know that quality and value are important to consumers who are shopping for a new vehicle, and that safety, technology, and desirable features are also important to families. The following slides will take a look at each of the best models in our compact SUV rankings in the context of these competitive attributes.

This list was determined based on the U.S. News Best Cars for Families award methodology, which combines professional automotive reviews, safety and reliability ratings, seating and cargo volume, and the availability of family-friendly features. Within each of the 11 automotive classes covered by the award, the vehicle with the highest composite score is named the Best Car for Families in that category.

Keep in mind that the scores on our site are updated constantly as new expert reviews and data become available. Therefore, the scores mentioned in this slideshow may not match the scores in our reviews.